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A United States unit of weight equivalent to 100 pounds.  Synonyms: cental, centner, hundredweight, quintal, short hundredweight.
A British unit of weight equivalent to 112 pounds.  Synonyms: hundredweight, long hundredweight.

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"Cwt" Quotes from Famous Books

... general and what do you consider the ideal, manuring, and when applied for orange trees from 15 to 12 years old under irrigation? I use about 2 cwt. each of superphosphate, nitrate of soda and sulphate of potash per acre, but am dissatisfied with my yields as compared with yours ...
— One Thousand Questions in California Agriculture Answered • E.J. Wickson

... in this budget consists of 30 cwt. of Steinkohlen at 1 mark 15 pf. the cwt., 30 cwt. of Braunkohlen at 70 pf. the cwt., and 4 cwt. of kindling at 1 mark 10 pf. the cwt. This quantity, 3 tons without the kindling, would have to be used most sparingly to last through a long rigorous German winter, as well as ...
— Home Life in Germany • Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick

... to so low a price (two dollars per cwt.) that it was no longer worth cultivating; and the head of the F—- family, leaving his slaves to live at ease on his estates, retreated, with a household of twelve persons, to a small property of his own, which was buried in the primeval forests of Oropuche. With them went his second ...
— At Last • Charles Kingsley

... the third Duke of Bridgewater. The canal between Worsley and Manchester, made by him and his engineer, Brindley, and opened in 1761, enabled the Manchester people to buy the duke's coal at 3-1/2d. instead of 7d. a cwt.; its extension to Runcorn reduced the cost of carriage by water between Liverpool and Manchester from 12s. to 6s. a ton, while by road it was 40s.; and the Grand Trunk canal from Runcorn to the Trent brought the pottery ...
— The Political History of England - Vol. X. • William Hunt

... an engine to raise a stamp of 15 cwt. thirty or forty times in a minute. I have set Webb to work to try it with the little engine and a stamp-hammer of 60 lbs. weight. Many of these battering rams will be wanted ...
— James Watt • Andrew Carnegie

... three cwt. of tomatoes for winter use, and about two tons of squash and pumpkin for the cattle, two of the former weighing 140 lbs. I pulled nearly a quarter of an acre of maize, but it was a scanty crop, and the husks were poorly filled. I much prefer field work to the scouring of greasy pans ...
— A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains • Isabella L. Bird

Words linked to "Cwt" :   long ton, hundredweight, gross ton, avoirdupois unit, net ton, quarter, ton, short ton, long hundredweight

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